Scottish Rugby backs Women's Sport Week

Scottish Rugby is fully supporting Women’s Sport Week 2016 and will be highlighting how women across Scotland are involved in rugby both on and off the pitch. 

Scottish clubs are also welcoming new and returning players to free sessions throughout the week for women and girls who have thought about trying rugby and those who want to get back into it.

Women and girls can also sign up on scottishrugby.org to kick start their involvement in what is a unique game for all shapes, sizes and abilities. There are plenty of ways to get involved from coaching to refereeing and volunteering as well as playing.

In its second year, Women’s Sport Week runs from 3-9 October and aims to celebrate, raise awareness and increase the profile of women’s sport across the UK. It’s about getting more women and girls involved in sport while also providing an opportunity to showcase our female athletes who are at the top of their game.

Scottish Rugby will be profiling inspiring women including Livingston Rugby Club President Lee Anne Steel, young referee Hollie Davidson and Scotland Women captain Lisa Martin among others.

Scotland's first full-time female player Jade Konkel will be answering questions from fans via Twitter and Facebook and we’ll also hear from Scottish Rugby’s Head of Women & Girl’s Rugby Sheila Begbie on new initiatives to grow the game.

Begbie said: "Scottish Rugby is proud to support Women's Sport Week, which is a fantastic opportunity to increase participation and awareness of women's rugby and sport in general.

It's exciting to see women's rugby increasing in popularity in Scotland with more teams and competitions established this season across all levels of the game. 

"It is a truly inclusive sport and Scottish Rugby is focused on providing opportunities for women and girls to be involved from the pitch to the board room, whether that be through playing, coaching, refreering or volunteering." 

Don’t forget to head along to a club near you and give rugby a try. Take a friend and find out why women and girls across Scotland love rugby.

Try women's & girls rugby events

Monday 3 October

Stirling University
Stirling University (Airthrey Pitches) | 4pm-5.30pm
Age group: Students
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @SUWRFC2015

Ayr Ladies
Millbrae, Ayr | 6.30pm
Age group: Seniors
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @AyrRugbyLadies
 
Gala Vixens
Netherdale, Galashiels | 7pm-8.30pm
Age group: U18 & seniors
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @GalaRFC

West of Scotland
Burnbrae, Milngavie | 7pm-8.30pm
Age group: Senior
Contact: [email protected]

Napier University Women
BT Murrayfield Stadium (Back Pitches) | 8.30pm-9.30pm
Age group: Students
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @NapierWR

Livingston
Livingston Rugby Club, Almond Park | 7pm-8pm
Age group: Senior
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @LivingstonRFC

Tuesday 4 October

Oban Lorne
Oban Lorne Rugby Club | 6pm-7.30pm
Age group: Senior
Contact: [email protected]            
Twitter: @ObanLorneLadies

Howe of Fife (Howe Harlequins)
Duffus Park, Cupar | 6.30pm-8pm
Age group: 12-18
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @HoweHarlequins

Broughton Ladies
109 Granton Road, Edinburgh | 7pm-8.30pm
Age group: Senior
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @broughtonrugby
 
Annan Warriors
Violetbank, Annan | 7pm-8.30pm
Age group: Senior
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @AnnanWarriors

Banff 
Duff House Gardens, Banff | 7pm-8.30pm
Age group: all ages
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @Banff_RFC

Melrose Rugby
Annay Road, Melrose | 7pm
Age group: Senior
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @melroserugby

Watsonians
Craiglockhart Playing Fields, Edinburgh | 7pm
Age group: U18 & senior
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @wwrugbyladies

Wednesday 5 October

Kelso Ladies
Poynder Park | 6-7pm
Age group: Primary 4-senior
Contact: [email protected]

Gala Vixens 

Netherdale, Galashiels | 6pm-7.30pm
Age group: U12 and U15
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @GalaRFC

Cartha Queens Park Ladies Rugby 
92 Dumbreck Rd, Glasgow | 6.45pm-8.15pm 
Age group: Seniors 
Twitter: @CarthaLadies

Annan Hornets 
Violetbank, Annan | 6pm-7.30pm
Age group: U12, U15 & U18
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @AnnanRugby
 
Angus Girls
Montrose Rugby Club | 6.30pm-7.30pm
Age group: Primary 4 - U15
Contact: [email protected] 
Twitter: @Angusgirlsrugby
 
Aberdeen Wanderers
The Jason White Pavillion, Groats Road | 6.30pm-8pm
Age group: 12-18 year olds
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @aberdeenwanderers
 
Stirling County
Bridgehaugh, Stirling | 6.30pm-8.30pm
Age group: U15 
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @scrfcgirls
 
Hillhead/Jordanhill
Hillhead Sports Club, Glasgow | 6pm-7pm
Age group: 10-18 year olds
Hillhead Sports Club | 7pm-8.30pm
Age group: Seniors
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @hilljillsrugby
 
Grangemouth Stagettes Ladies
Grangemouth Rugby Club | 7pm-8.30pm
Age group: Seniors
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @staggettesrugby
 
Falkirk
Falkirk Rugby Club | 7pm-8pm
Age group: Seniors
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @FalkirkRFC
 
Kirkcaldy 
Beveridge Park | 6pm-7pm
Age group: 12-18 year olds
Beveridge Park | 7pm-8.30pm 
Age group: Seniors
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @kirkcaldyrugby

Thursday 6 October

Murrayfield Wanderers
BT Murrayfield Stadium (Back Pitches) | 6.45pm-8.15pm
Age group: Seniors
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @wandiesladiesXV
 
Garioch Ladies
Kellands Park, Inverurie | 7pm-9pm 
Age group: Seniors
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter/Facebook: Garioch Ladies
 
Oban Lorne
Oban Lorne Rugby Club | 6pm-7.30pm 
Age group: Seniors
Contact: [email protected]
 
Howe of Fife (Howe Harlequins)
Duffus Park, Cuper | 6.30pm-8pm
Age group: 12-18 year olds
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @HoweHarlequins
 
Stirling University
Stirling University (Airthrey Pitches) | 4pm-5.30pm
Age group: Students
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @SUWRFC2015

MONDAY 9 OCTOBER

Wigntownshire Ladies
Wigtownshire rugby club, Stranraer | 7pm
Age group: 16 years-senior
Contact: [email protected]

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